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Byline: Invergordon volunteer RNLI crew train every Monday evening, and tonight was no different, with the 2nd week into a routine first aid course when the pagers sounded.
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Aberdeen Coastguard requested the launch of Invergordon all-weather Trent Class Lifeboat to assist a person in difficulty on a jet ski drifting in the Cromarty Firth.  

With fading light RNLB Douglas Aikman Smith and 7 volunteer crew-members launched shortly after 7pm to locate the casualty. A jet ski with one person on board was located 1 mile west of Cromarty drifting with no power due to a mechanical failure.  

A tow was quickly established and the vessel was taken back to Cromarty slipway while the male occupant was taken on board the lifeboat for a quick assessment after having been stranded for 45 minutes in the chilly Cromarty Firth. With no medical issues, the jet ski and occupant were landed safely to an awaiting party who helped recover the jet ski.  

The lifeboat was back at her berth, and made ready for service by 8.10pm where the crew then returned to their first aid course.

RNLI media contacts:

Michael MacDonald, Invergordon Lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer, 07751204647, info@invergordonlifeboat.org

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk  

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

Byline: Invergordon volunteer RNLI crew train every Monday evening, and tonight was no different, with the 2nd week into a routine first aid course when the pagers sounded.
Page Content:

Aberdeen Coastguard requested the launch of Invergordon all-weather Trent Class Lifeboat to assist a person in difficulty on a jet ski drifting in the Cromarty Firth.  

With fading light RNLB Douglas Aikman Smith and 7 volunteer crew-members launched shortly after 7pm to locate the casualty. A jet ski with one person on board was located 1 mile west of Cromarty drifting with no power due to a mechanical failure.  

A tow was quickly established and the vessel was taken back to Cromarty slipway while the male occupant was taken on board the lifeboat for a quick assessment after having been stranded for 45 minutes in the chilly Cromarty Firth. With no medical issues, the jet ski and occupant were landed safely to an awaiting party who helped recover the jet ski.  

The lifeboat was back at her berth, and made ready for service by 8.10pm where the crew then returned to their first aid course.

RNLI media contacts:

Michael MacDonald, Invergordon Lifeboat Volunteer Press Officer, 07751204647, info@invergordonlifeboat.org

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk  

Richard Smith, RNLI Public Relations Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07786 668903, richard_smith2@rnli.org.uk

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789